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GVC 190 Honda engine washer. With fuel valve open

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GVC 190 Honda engine for power washer. With fuel valve open gas drips from air filter canister (which I removed to spray starter fluid). Drips whether in choke "START" or "RUN" position. No throttle lever I can see just the START/RUN lever. Dripping gas/flooded engine. Any idea what's going on?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Hi me is John and welcome to just answer , what's going on is the carburetors inlet needle is not shutting off the gas flow so it's bypassing and dripping constantly . The carburetor needs to come off and be throughly cleaned , there is a brass just screwed in the center that has to come out and make sure all the ports are clear , make sure when you hold the carburetor upside down meaning the float is closed that you can't blow into where the fuel hose hooks up , if you can then the needle is still not shutting off the gas flow
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks john. Where is access to the carburetor and brass screw located on this engine? Under the air filter?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
If you look behind the air filter housing you will see the carburetor bowl. , there will be a bolt on the bottom of it